The author is so right, on almost every point. The only point, and it is minor, that I would add, is the fact that Zimmerman's future is not important. I would suggest that his future safety (or lack thereof) is of a paramount importance. To be able to live in the pursuit of happiness is a vital part of our compact. To deny him this, is no different than denying all of us, in the right circumstances or under unjustifiable terms, the same right. Those who would do so, certainly need to reap the wrath of the rest of innocent society. Up to, and including death.